Zwiefalten hunting lodge

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View of the hunting lodge from before 1759, oil painting on canvas by Johann Georg Stockmar in the Kranichstein hunting lodge

The hunting lodge Zwiefalten is a former hunting lodge about one kilometer southeast of the village Eichelsachsen (Hof Zwiefalten), a current district of the town of Schotten in the Vogelsberg district in Hesse .


Panorama of the front of the mansion
The former mansion today

In 1722–1723, Landgrave Ernst Ludwig von Hessen-Darmstadt built the hunting lodge in his favorite area, a simple, wide-spread single-storey mansion with a central pavilion and a high mansard roof . It could be reached via a small junction from the old trade and military road Frankfurt - Fulda, which immediately passed . The landgraves organized elaborate parforce hunts in the area around the hunting lodge . The acorn adults had to make a considerable contribution to the splendid court attitudes. Later the riding forester also had his residence in the hunting lodge.

After the landgraves no longer used the castle at the end of the 18th century, the castle building became the seat of the Lißberg office as part of an administrative reform . From 1787 the castle was the seat of a bailiff , court magistrate and the clerk of the courts Crainfeld and Burkhard .

Today the Hofgut is the seat of the “Gestüt Jagdschloss Zwiefalten” and the “Reitclub Jagdschloss Zwiefalten”.


  • Folkard Cremer, Tobias Michael Wolf (arrangement): Georg Dehio - Handbook of German Art Monuments , Hessen I: Gießen and Kassel administrative districts , Munich 2008, p. 194 f.
  • The German castles and palaces in color , Frankfurt am Main 1987

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gestüt Jagdschloss Zwiefalten ; accessed on April 17, 2018
  2. Riding club Jagdschloss Zwiefalten club website; accessed on April 17, 2018

Coordinates: 50 ° 26 ′ 57.4 "  N , 9 ° 8 ′ 53.6"  E